Designed in 1783 by the architect Piermarini, these Public Gardens, covering 160,000 square meters, includes the two Carcanine and San Dionigi monasteries which overlook Corso Venezia. In 1857, the typical Italian gardens were enlarged by Francesco Giuseppe to encompass the Dugnani Palace Park. In 1787, thanks to a further land transfer from the Elvetico College, the Boschetti (little woods) were formed. The park contains a small lake with geese and fish, a hill of pretend rock, rides, a miniature train, bumper cars, refreshment stands and the historical bar bianco (white bar), offering yoghurt, milk and other fresh treats. Admission is free.
This tower was erected between 1956-1960 by architect Gio Ponti
It is the main headquarter of the Regional Administration. Milan's tallest building, and arguably the most prominent visual element on the city's skyline, particularly for those arriving by train, the 'Pirellone' or Pirelli Tower hit the world's headlines on the 18th of April, 2002 when it was struck by a small two-seater plane in a chilling echo of events in New York seven months previous.
From Piazza del Duomo up to Porta Ticinese (continuing with Corso di Porta Ticinese), this is one of the shopping areas of Milan and nice and even convenient shops.
Here is the place where you can find convenient shoes, clothes, underwear and cosmetics shops, such as: Zara, Promod, Body Shop, etc.
I flew into Milan, or actually Bergamo (40 minutes north-east of Milan) from Larvik, Norway on Ryanair. It is a great and cheap way to fly around Europe, and I think that this was the cheapest way of getting from Norway to Italy.
The seats on Ryanair aren't bad, but any trip longer than 2-2.5 hours and you might start to feel a bit stiff in your seat. If you want something to snack on when flying you have to either bring your own food or pay for snacks on board.
With Ryanair from milan you can fly to: Norway, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, the UK, Ireland, Germany, and Spain.
Once at the airport there is a connecting bus that will take you to the Milan Central (Train) Station. You can buy tickets off the Ryanair website (under 'destinations' and then 'Milan'), but must be more than 24hrs before your flight. You can also buy them onboard the flight or when you get into the airport at the desk in the main hall.
I got there by Airplane form...
I got there by Airplane form Munich. I landed at Malsapenta. If you can, try to arrage landing at the other aport, Linate, since it's much closer and CHEAPER by taxi!
I walk a lot, but that's because all the places us University studetns go to, is near by.
Otherwise go by metro and tram. But make sure to stamp your ticket. The truth is, they hardly have inspectors come and check to see who has one, but the first day i was about to go on without a ticket, there was an inspector...so i took it as a sign!